Regional Integration In East Asia: From the Viewpoint of Spatial Economics

Perfect | March 1, 2007

EditorMasahisa Fujita

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With the globalization of economic activity bringing about the expansion of markets and deepening of economic interdependency beyond state-borders, a new political challenge arises: how to effectively integrate the interdependent economies into a harmonious unity through the creation of new super-state institutions? This book applies a spatial economics perspective to the understanding of the recent dynamism of the global economy, with particular focus on East Asia. In addition, it examines the prospects of regional integration in East Asia.

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With the globalization of economic activity bringing about the expansion of markets and deepening of economic interdependency beyond state-borders, a new political challenge arises: how to effectively integrate the interdependent economies into a harmonious unity through the creation of new super-state institutions? This book applies a...

MASAHISA FUJITA has been a major contributor to spatial economic theory during his 20-year tenure at the University of Pennsylvania and more recently at Kyoto University since 1995, where he has served as Director of the Institute of Economic Research. His scholarship ranges over the fields related to regional science, location theory...

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Format:PerfectDimensions:179 pages, 8.79 × 5.75 × 0.61 inPublished:March 1, 2007Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230018955

ISBN - 13:9780230018952

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Globalization, Regional Integration and Spatial Economics: An Introduction--M.Fujita * PART 1: REGIONAL INTEGRATION AND SPATIAL ECONOMICS * The 'New' Economic Geography: Where Are We? P.Krugman * European Integration: A View from Spatial Economics--A.J.Venables * Development of East Asian Regional Economies: A View from Spatial Economics--M.Fujita * PART 2: PROSPECTS AND TASKS OF REGIONAL INTEGRATION IN EAST ASIA * Regional Integration from a Chinese Perspective--Y.Yonding * Regional Integration from a Korean Perspective--Y.H.Kim * Regional Integration from a Thai Perspective--B.Nidhiprabha * Discussions and Summary--M.Fujita